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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal United States homeowner paying $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a shock families are looking for ways to cut home utility costs.

You might first picture appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can produce big energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy leaks in your house might surprise you. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your residence’s conditioned air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-saving shutters, shades and blinds can assist you, offering superior light management while helping keep your Charlotte house warmer in the winter and more relaxing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte are one of the most liked ways to increase energy conservation while retaining your home’s appearance. We have an option that is sure to fit your space, whether you want the look of stained fine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Look over all the possibilities during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring displays to your home, take measurements and provide you with our all-inclusive price quote. All at no obligation.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The right window coverings increase your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while increasing energy efficiency.

Look no further than plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte. You select your material, louver size and color, and we’ll create beautiful custom shutters here in the United States just for your residence in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The best shutter material causes a considerable difference in regard to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly gaged by R-value, which includes the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials compare for insulation.

Related: Which Shutters are Best for Insulation?

Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are rated at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the greatest R-value for plantation shutters.

This type of window treatment is great for any area in your house, particularly ones with a lot of temperatures, moisture and daylight. Our LouverWood™ Shutters handle the elements without blistering, chipping or becoming washed out.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are a close second to faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from choice American timber with ultra- large panels, our select Heritage Shutters deliver a luxurious look to your rooms.

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Desiring a striking visual impression for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a curved tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most requested qualities of our top shutters.

Classic Shutters have the toughness of solid wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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With shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte, you can achieve both a stylish and energy-efficient home for many years. Schedule a free, in-home consultation right away to start creating the plantation shutters you’ve always dreamed about.

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